2014 HomeBOY

Congratulations Jeremy Reeves on being the 2014 Homebrewer of the Year!!

BHG Homebrewer Of the Year 2014 Standings

Jan Club Comp (Porter)
March Club Comp (Bock)
NHC First Round
Cascade Brewers Cup
May Club Comp (Session)
July Club Comp (Light Hybrid)
Best of the Bay
Evergreen State Fair
The Local Cup
Oct Club Comp (Local Ingredients)
Dec Club Comp (SMaSH)
Jeremy Reeves2918610121
Todd Quessenberry251122921151
Chris McClanahan2113215
Jason Mantello1922321252
Andrew Richardson62211
Bill Arthurs41111
Chris Brehm33
Jon Edwards312
Michael Gan3111
Jesse Nickerson22
Tim Mooney22
Gary Gamel211
Neal Tognazzini22
Robert Arzoo211
Jesse Pollack11
Kevin Mills11
Doug Ranney11
Justin Norris11
Doug Burghart11
Sean Sharrow11


HomeBOY Rules

This will be the third year for the Bellingham Homebrewers Guild Homebrewer of the Year (aka HomeBOY).  The HomeBOY will be an opportunity for those so inclined, to compete in a group of regional competitions and earn points.  The goal of having the HomeBOY competition is to encourage people to brew more, and to try brewing different styles of beer.  The competition is open to all voting members of the club.  Points will be awarded for brewing and competing in a list of qualified competitions.  Points will be awarded on the following basis:


  • 1 point is granted for submitting a single entry to an eligible competition.
  • 2 points are granted for submitting multiple entries to an eligible competition (not applicable to Club Only Competition)
  • 1 point granted for the People’s Choice for any COC entry.
  • 1 point granted for the Judge’s Choice for any COC entry.
  • 1 additional point granted for each entry scoring 3rd place per eligible (non-COC) competition.
  • 3 additional points granted for each entry scoring 2nd place per eligible (non-COC) competition.
  • 5 additional points granted for each entry scoring 1st place per eligible (non-COC) competition.
  • 3 additional points granted for an entry recognized as “best of show” per (non-COC) eligible competition.

For example, a brewer that submits two entries in which one wins 1st place and best of show, that brewer will receive 2 points for multiple entries, 5 points for the first place and 3 more points for best of show for a total of 10 points for that competition.

The following are the qualified competitions for 2014 such that you can plan some of your brewing around the HomeBOY comp. To receive points for entering these competitions, email Justin Bajema with how many beers you entered, and to what competition. Specific information on these competitions can be found on the WAHA website at wahomebrewers.org.

  • GEBL Hop Madness – Feb 2th, entries due Jan 29th
  • Cascade Brewers Cup – April 26
  • First Round NHC – Late April/Early March
  • The Local Brewers Cup – May – Sept
  • Best of the Bay – Late July – August
  • Evergreen State Fair – August
  • Skagit County Fair – August
  • Northwest Washington Fair – August
  • XBrew – September
  • Novembeerfest – November
  • Northsound Winter Homebrew Competition – December

So why should you compete in the BHG HomeBOY? Aside from the all important bragging rights, you will get lots of feedback from BJCP judges which will help improve your brewing.  The winner will also receive the HomeBOY trophy, and this year’s fabulous prize is the opportunity to brew 15 barrels of your recipe at Aslan Brewing Co.